New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publisher’s Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather. www.susanmallery.com
ONLY YOURS is a Beauty and the Beast story, which is one of my favorite themes, but which I never get to write because I don’t normally do dark, tortured heroes. Simon is a brilliant surgeon whose intelligence set him apart as a child, made him seem strange to everyone around him, including to his own mother. After a fire left him with scars on half of his face, he became even more convinced that he was unlovable. All his life, he has protected his heart by burying himself in his studies, then in his work. He travels from hospital to hospital to heal their toughest cases, moving on before anyone gets too close.
Montana, on the other hand, is deeply connected to her hometown, Fool’s Gold, and to her large, boisterous family. One of the Hendrix triplets, Montana has always seen herself as the screw-up. Until now. She’s finally discovered what she was meant to do – she works with therapy dogs, and the dogs play a big role in the story, which was a lot of fun. Montana has an amazing purity of heart. She’s just what Simon needs, and he will love her with a ferocity that will complete her.
Simon and Montana are one of my favorite couples. I love these two together!
I am an avid reader and writer of all things contemporary romance. I am a particular fan of the Harlequin Desire line. Some of my favorite authors include: Susan Mallery, Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber, Diana Palmer, Emilie Rose, Kristan Higgins and Linda Lael Miller. That's not to say that I don't read other authors, these are just my personal favorites.
I'm always looking for a good book and I'm not particular about whether it is a new book and currently on some top seller list, I'm just looking for a good story. Hopefully I'll find many and be able to share them here with you.
I'm an author wanna-be whose ultimate dream is to be published. I have several completed manuscripts although I've only submitted one and I have the pile of rejections to show for it! But it's still my dream and some day I hope to see it come true! In April 2011, I became a top-five finalist in the Harlequin Desire Editor's Pitch Challenge and had the opportunity to pitch one of my books to a Harlequin editor! I'm still waiting to hear if they want me or not but either way it was very exciting to make it that far.
So if you are a fan of contemporary romance and are looking for something to read, sit back and enjoy. Maybe I've got something listed here that you can read!